President Trump acknowledged that those who could benefit from a presidential pardon “have sentences that aren’t fair.” If he really believes as much, he should support efforts to reduce mandatory minimums that are unnecessarily incarcerating thousands of Americans.
Research shows that in a city of 100,000, each new nonprofit community organization lead to a 1.2 percent drop in the homicide rate, a 1 percent reduction in the violent crime rate, and a 0.7 percent reduction in the property crime rate.
Ban the Box eliminates barriers between employers and qualified candidates. It's a good start to help people reenter society. But an unintended consequence reiterates the need to also tackle a more pervasive problem: racial discrimination.